21 December 2011

What's Wrong With This Picture?

What's wrong with this picture?
Well, nothing, really.
Except that it's December 21. The Winter Solstice.
Do you see any snow?
I didn't think so.

All day (all year, more like) it's been between 50 and 70 degrees.
What's wrong with that?
Nothing. Unless it's December. Unless there's four days until Christmas.
Here are some other pictures I took:

From a tree. Not a good idea when it's wet and your boots are muddy.
You can almost fall out and scare yourself half to death.
Take my word for it.

Not a good way to find out your boots aren't completely waterproof... >_<
It's been raining all day. Can't ya tell? 
With the weather we've had this year, you'd think it was Ireland or something...

They kinda look like the clouds out in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and that area. Absolutely beautiful. 

Oh, my. If you could hear the wind right now...
I think it's trying to blow down our door.

Ah, well.
Happy Winter Solsice to you all,
and may you get more snow than it looks like I will.

16 December 2011

The Perils of Being a Bibliophile

There comes a time in one's life when one needs to reorganize.
Clean things up a bit.
It's a bit crazy when your room looks like a library exploded.

Drowning in a sea of books isn't fun.
Which is why I decided that I wasn't going to wait until I build the rest of my bookshelves.
I'd had enough.
I shelved. I stacked. I almost died.

Four really thick, ridiculously heavy hardbacks almost fell. Almost slammed into my throat. The perils of being a bibliophile...

(comic courtesy of  Whisper)

Reshelving accident. Sound familiar?

Please note: just because a book is mentioned or pictured or on my bookshelf doesn't mean that I recommend or endorse it.

13 November 2011


Okay, I don't know if that's even a word or not, but if it isn't, it should be.

Anywho, It's really ominous outside right now.

My dog was running back and forth across the front yard, going crazy.

So, I opened the front door to see why he was acting so strange.


Then I looked up and saw this:

My camera is broken, so I grabbed my phone and ran outside in my bare


Wind ran its fingers through my hair, and blew through my clothing,

chilling me to the bone. My neighbor was shouting to someone else.

My dog was going crazy.

Leaves skittered past.

Clouds raced across the sky.

An eerie Celtic song wafted from my computer and through the screen door,

giving me chills.

It was one of those moments when it feels like anything could happen.

Like when the main character at the beginning of an

action/adventure/fantasy novel finds the thing that starts the story.

An ancient key or map, secret room, or portal. You never know what'll


The last time I saw clouds move that fast, there was almost a tornado in

my neighborhood(but that's a different story for another time).

Thankfully, these clouds weren't spinning or appearing to tumble over

each other. No, they were just tinged with pinkish orange.

These are the other pictures I took:

31 October 2011

Happy Reformation Day!

Today is October Thirty-first.

When many peope think of this date, they think of this:

among other things.

Not everyone thinks of this:

What is it, you might ask? (Well, other than a door?)
That is the door Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to
494 years ago today, in 1517.

These 95 Theses were written by Martin Luther, to express his unhappiness with some of the practices and beliefs of the Catholic Church (mainly the selling of indulgences) to the Clergy.
This was incredibly risky.

Luther deliberately and publicly spoke out against the Catholic Church.

Remember, they held all the power back then. Everyone was Catholic. If you spoke out against Catholicism, you were excommunicated. Octracized. Sent away.

When Luther refused to renounce his writings, he was made an outlaw, and his writings were banned.

When this man risked everything, he inadvertently started a reformation of the church (Hence the name, Reformation Day).

We now have protestants because of ths.

If you want to learn more, there's a great movie, Luther, about it that does very well at portraying these events.

You never know how your actions and words anre going to influence people if you just listen to God, and let him work in your life. Trust me. You'll be amazed. ;)

Happy Reformation Day, everyone!

20 October 2011


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